They do not like him because he has only paid lip-service to achieving a 2-state settlement, all the while working with his even more extreme coalition partners to extend the occupation. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 08.11.11 | 14:42 (IST)

    For Obama this has been particularly difficult. He opened his presidency with a speech in Cairo in which he tried to be optimistic that peace could be achieved. Netanyahu also spoke of wanting to achieve a 2-state settlement. Obama came to realise that Netanyahu was being disingenuous and, for many reasons, was unwilling or unable to confront Netanyahu head-on and take major steps to further the Palestinian fight for statehood. Obama must feel very let-down. It was not so bizarre that he would actually think that Israel wanted to achieve a peace settlement. To find out that infact he was dealing with a Prime Minister that wanted to build a greater Israel must have come as a heavy blow. Maybe Obama was naive, but at least initially his intentions were honourable.

    from the article: Report: Sarkozy told Obama he 'can't bear' Netanyahu the 'liar'
    First published 10:28 08.11.11 | Last updated 10:28 08.11.11
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